DONNY VAN DE BEEK is set to end his Manchester United nightmare with a loan move to Everton.
The Athletic reports the Netherlands international has agreed a move to Goodison Park after snubbing a rival offer from Crystal Palace.
Donny van de Beek has played just seven minutes of football under Ralf RangnickCredit: Getty
The 24-year-old has reportedly been ‘begging’ United officials to let him leave before the transfer window slams shut on Monday.
And now he has the Old Trafford escape route he badly wants.
Reports say the Toffees came to an agreement with United on Saturday and have offered to pay the player’s wages in full until the end of the season.
Van De Beek then made the call on his future on Sunday after weighing up an approach from Palace.
The Eagles launched an ambitious approach of their own earlier this week after boss Patrick Vieira was persuaded to consider a move by his old Arsenal team-mate Dennis Bergkamp.
Ex-Ajax star Van De Beek has hardly had a look in since his £39million move to the Theatre of Dreams back in August 2020.
He made a series of false starts under old boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and has played just seven minutes of football under new manager Ralf Rangnick.
In opting for a move to Goodison Park, he is likely to link up with a new manager who rates his abilities.
Frank Lampard is set to take over NEXT WEEK after the tumultuous sacking of Rafa Benitez.
The Chelsea legend reportedly made Van De Beek one of his top targets ahead of agreeing to take the Everton hotseat.
Rangnick was said to be ‘reluctant’ to let the Netherlands international leave – but the playmaker just wants game-time in a bid to reach the Qatar World Cup this year after being left out of the Holland squad.
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